Home Birth Story

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I just found this story, An Instinctual Birth, of a home birth, and I really loved it because the way she tells the story makes you kinda feel like you are there, like you are her. There is also some beautiful photography (by allie b photography) of their new little family. And the way she felt after the birth- that’s the way I want to feel. Proud, elated, satisfied.

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Childbirth Fears

One of the things that I am hearing over and over again as I read about birthing naturally and the differences between the way our society currently does birth and the way it is meant to be done, is that the fear of birth has been so ingrained in women that it literally interferes with their ability to pull it off in a peaceful controlled way.  I just read this post on Have a Natural Childbirth about the myth of birth being a scary thing.  I have already come a long way in conquering my birth fears, but this simple post made me feel even better!  The author points out that the pains experienced during birth are not entirely unfamiliar to us because we have experienced them time and again during our period.  Birth pains come from the same place, but there is a break between them (isn’t that a relief!).  She also emphasizes the importance of an undisturbed birth, which is one of the biggest reasons I want to give birth at home.

Birth Stories

They say that one of the best ways to prepare for your natural birth is to read the stories of other women who have taken the journey before you. When I first began learning about natural birth, the stories of others were what gave me the confidence to believe that I can do it too. Women who give birth naturally aren’t extraordinarily brave, nor do they have superhero pain tolerance. This realization can be a great one when you are contemplating doing something that most of the general public and the medical community believe cannot be done without routine medical interventions and lots of painkillers.

There are many pages out there filled with stories of natural birth, and they are rife with the beauty and soul of arguably the most intimate and powerful human experience. I’d like to compile a collection on this site of stories of natural birth from my readers. Please submit your story in the comment section, and I will post it for you. Thank you for helping to inspire those of us who take courage from your experience!

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